Lamborghini Murcielago

The new version of the Lamborghini Murcielago was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006. It features a 6.5 L engine, now producing 640 bhp, which improved performance substantially. Like the base Murcielago, the engine is mounted backwards, with the transmission in front of the engine and the differential behind it. This is instead of a transaxle which is normally seen on mid-engine cars. There were also a few minor external changes, primarily to the low air intakes. This new version will run the buyer a significant chunk of change to the tune of $350,000. The original Lamborghini Murcielago was a supercar produced by an Italian automaker Lamborghini and designed by Luc Donckerwolke. It was introduced in 2001 as the successor to the infamous, and virtually irreplaceable, Diablo. The Murcielago is a two-door, two-seat coupe. To celebrate the Lamborghini company's 40th birthday, 50 special edition Murcielagos were built during the autumn of 2003. An open-top version called the Murcielago Roadster was introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year. The roadster featured similar performance to the coupe with a more aggressive rear flank, as well as a considerably higher price tag, as if it could get any higher. The Murcielago sports a 6.2 L version of the legendary Lamborghini V12 engine, a six-speed manual or six-speed sequential automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive. It also has a rear spoiler that can be raised to an angle of 70 degrees, side mirrors that fold in to improve aerodynamics, and side scoops that automatically open to the needed size to let in just the right amount of air needed to cool its engine. The coupe's base price is $273,000, which is $ 90,000 more than its smaller sibling, the Lamborghini Gallardo. But, then again, no one buys a Lamborghini because it is economical.